Katya Echazarreta, who was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, arrived within the United States at age seven. Now 26, she’s going to change into the youngest American lady in house. The engineer was sponsored by the “Space for Humanity” program, which seeks to democratize entry to house and chosen her from amongst 7,000 candidates.
The crew may even embody the second Brazilian individual to enter house, Victor Correa Hespanha, Blue Origin takes passengers above the Karman line, which marks the beginning of house at 100 kilometers (62 miles) excessive. The flight lasts about 10 minutes complete.
Passengers can unfasten their seat belts and float for just a few moments in zero gravity whereas they admire the curvature of Earth via the rocket home windows. The value of a ticket will not be identified.
Amazon founder Bezos participated within the first manned flight of the New Shepard rocket in July 2021. Since then, the rocket has additionally been carried Star Trek icon William Shatner and Laura Shepard Churchley, the daughter of the primary American in house.